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Scoutcast and Champions League combine for Tuesday night double-up

Joe is joined by David and Karam for the latest episode of the Scoutcast tonight.

You can watch it on our YouTube channel from 8pm BST to 9pm BST.

This episode overlaps with the return of European football to our screens.

Liverpool and Chelsea take on Napoli and Valencia respectively as the Champions League group stages get underway on Tuesday night.

We will have Scout Notes on those matches on Wednesday, but for now, there’s a brand new episode of the Scoutcast to occupy your attention.

On tonight’s agenda are the best cheap defenders now that the premium ones have frustrated their owners.

We’ll also discuss how best to cover Manchester City in the wake of their surprise defeat at Norwich.

Finally, we’ll debate how to recover from a poor start to the season as many managers have endured a tough few weeks.

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  1. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 15 hours ago

    Naive to go without a premium forward on a WC?

    Pope
    TAA Digne Aurier
    Sterling Mane Son James
    Wilson Abraham Pukki

    Button Rico Lundstram Dendocker

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 15 hours ago

      No, you are covered with those players. Nice team.

    2. Demel
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 15 hours ago

      I like that strike force too. I am weighing up what to go with. Salah/Wilson vs Son/Auba.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 15 hours ago

        Was my choice Son Auba

    3. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 15 hours ago

      Only for balance purposes.
      Forwards are performing atm and your choices restrict a quick fix to the likes of Auba.
      Personally I would go Wilson to Auba but would give advice on the midfield downgrade.
      I chose to move Sterling more through 2 weeks of frustration than anything else.

    4. GAMBIT
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 15 hours ago

      I actually like this team. Would try to get Cantwell instead of Dendonker but I'm assuming funds are the issue. Do we also know if Aurier is nailed?

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 14 hours ago

      Nice

      Similar in set up to how I’d go. Think KdB over Sterling actually buys a lot. If I was going low as a 4th mid it’d be Cantwell over James too.

  2. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 15 hours ago

    I have 0.1 IDB and 2 FT

    So what to do here?

    Pope, Button
    Digne, TAA, Soy, Lunds, Hanley
    Salah, Sterl, KDB, Mount**, Hayden
    Pukki, Barnes, Haller

    I want Tammy but for who?
    Most people ship Barnes, but they have great fixtures.
    Would rather sell Haller and save 2nd transfer. Maybe I'll need it for Mounty :/

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 15 hours ago

      Tammy can wait until next week.

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 15 hours ago

        And what about Mount.. If not fit, who to get for him?
        James maybe?

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 15 hours ago

          I have just been stupid and got Mount before Chelsea played.
          Now I have the same issue but cost me 2 transfers.
          I will be going Iwobi or Lanzini

          1. AzzaroMax99
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 15 hours ago

            That could be interesting change. Mount to Lanzini to cover WH fixtures and Haller to Tammy.
            Will wait on those moves anyway.
            Thanks.

            1. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              Lanzini stats suggest a score is forthcoming too.

  3. Demel
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 15 hours ago

    A couple of tweaks..

    Adrian
    Aurier - Digne - TAA
    Son - KDB - Sterling - Cantwell
    Abraham - Pukki - Aubameyang

    Button - Lundatram - Rico - Marvelous

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 15 hours ago

      Nice, like it. Would still prefer Mane over Kdb somehow.

      1. Demel
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 15 hours ago

        Not sure with the respective fixtures. It would also involve a big downgrade elsewhere. Although no Liverpool is always asking for trouble.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 15 hours ago

          Digne downgrade. is all

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 15 hours ago

            Heaton
            TAA Lowton Soy
            Sterling Mane Son Cantwell
            Auba Pukki Abraham

            I might have the above soon.

            1. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              You said the same yesterday. It seems you don't trust KDB.
              Reasoning apart from the slightly higher ceiling?

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                27 days, 15 hours ago

                I guess I'm stubborn! Son vs KdB for me. Son is the one punt in there with such a low % ownership.

                I think it might be lucrative to bet against the template with Son(for a while at least). So far my Mane punt is doing ok so I'm prob over confident.

                1. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  27 days, 15 hours ago

                  My mids are Son Mane KDB Mount. A gamble for no Sterling but I have Auba instead and looking to C him for a while. Dangerous I know but gambling on Sterling getting rested in a couple of games.

            2. Demel
              • 8 Years
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              That looks good! I like a slightly stronger defence but no real complaints there.

          2. Demel
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 15 hours ago

            Digne would need to be a 4.4m. Seems a big downgrade to be honest.

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              27 days, 15 hours ago

              Digne will do well no doubt, it's just a matter of owning these players at the right time. It just seems now is not the time for a Eve def. Or a City def for that matter.

              1. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                27 days, 15 hours ago

                This^ (And see my Grav) Keane cannot pass a ball and Mina is not much better.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 15 hours ago

      Pope
      Rose Same Same
      Same Same Mane Same (Mount 5th mid)
      Fodder Same Same

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 14 hours ago

      Good work

      Mane over Sterling in my book. I’d want one 4.5 I can relax about at the back. If Rico gets pushed back again - seems likely after all - that’s a really minimal bench given you’re playing Cantwell Pukki

  4. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 15 hours ago

    hmmm struggling this week. Got 2fts.
    How about Mount, Haller and Digne to 4.5, Auba and Guilbert for a -4?

    Pope
    TAA Digne Soyuncu Lunds Rico
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
    Haller Pukki Barnes

  5. JonSnow
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 15 hours ago

    On wildcard
    Keep Dendoncker or transfer to > Cantwell or Guendouzi
    Already have Pukki and no Arsenal coverage

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 15 hours ago

      Dend will fall in price

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        27 days, 14 hours ago

        Possibly but he’s been hovering around the same price for 2 weeks now. Lots of WC action prolly. He’ll hold for a while anyway

    2. JonSnow
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 14 hours ago

      Cantwell or Guendouzi then?

    3. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Yah, Guendouzi or Hayden

  6. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 15 hours ago

    Better 4.5m option?

    A)Fredericks
    B)Lowton
    C)Someone else?

    Cheers.

  7. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 14 hours ago

    If you were to use a free hit today would you get your saved 2 free transfers back next week?

    1. Grand Thibauto
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 14 hours ago

      no

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 14 hours ago

      No.

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      No. Keep it for a DGW,

  8. Offs!de
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    How does it lokk? Too ambitious?? Thoughts welcome
    .
    Pope/Butt
    Diop | Ward | Engles | Rico | Lunda
    Salah | Sterling | KDB | Son | Hayden
    Abraham | Wilson | Pukki